Preschool-Kindergarten Lesson Plans for Meeting the Curriculum

Kindergarten Lesson Plans

If the "Alphabet Program" were followed the majority of the Kindergarten curriculum would be met.  A considerable amount of time has been spent on aligning these lesson plans with all the curriculum.  They include ideas for language arts (teaching the alphabet and early reading), math, crafts, learning games, music, science and social studies.
 

Preschool Lesson Plans

Even though these plans follow the Kindergarten curriculum many Preschool teachers have used and adapted the plans to develop an extremely effective program.


Preschool and Lesson Plans - Full Themes

About Me

Apples and Numbers Bugs

Colors

Christmas Community Helpers

Dinosaurs

Fall Family and Pets

Farm

Five Senses Halloween/Pumpkins

Nutrition

Ocean Space and Robots

Spring

Three Little Pigs and Fairy Tales Transportation

Valentines

Weather Winter

Zoo

   


 Preschool and Kindergarten Lessons - Mini-Themes

Easter

Father's Day

Mother's Day Nursery Rhymes

Plants

Remembrance Day Safety St. Patrick's Day

Summer

Thanksgiving

   


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Alphabet Program

The "Alphabet Program" was specifically designed to help meet the curriculum guidelines.  The theme lesson plans were developed so they would flow in a sequential order.  If the program were to be followed the majority of the kindergarten curriculum would be met, however, many preschool teachers use the program and adjust it accordingly.  If the program were to be followed, the children should begin the reading process.

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List of Sequential Themes Related to the Alphabet Program

Two-Week Lesson Plans

Preschool and Kindergarten Lesson Plans - Theme 1

Weather Theme

-Five emergent readers to teach beginning reading skills
-Introduces the letters c and u, sight words that, I, look and can
-Includes related craft ideas, suggested literature selections, learning games, center ideas and related science and math activities.

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Preschool and Kindergarten Lesson Plans - Theme 2

Apples, Numbers and Plants (Trees) Theme

-Three emergent readers to teach beginning reading skills
-Introduces the letters a and t, sight words in, jump, play, on, sees and are
-Word family at
-Includes related craft ideas, suggested literature selections, learning games, center ideas and related science and math activities.

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Preschool and Kindergarten Lesson Plans - Theme 3

Colors Theme

-Three emergent readers to teach beginning reading skills
-Introduces the letters e and m, sight words in, jump, play, on, sees and are
-Word family ut and am
-Includes related craft ideas, suggested literature selections, learning games, center ideas and related science and math activities.

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Preschool and Kindergarten Lesson Plans - Theme 4 and 5

Character Education and About Me Theme

-Six emergent readers to teach beginning reading skills
-Introduces the letters q, r, f, h, and n
-Sight words is, this, funny, and, make, little and color words.

-Word families un, an and en
-Includes related craft ideas, suggested literature selections, learning games, center ideas and related social and math activities.

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Preschool and Kindergarten Lesson Plans - Theme 6

Family and Pets Theme

-Three emergent readers to teach beginning reading skills
-Introduces the letters d and i, sight words  as, me, we have, with and be.
-Word families in and it
-Includes related craft ideas, suggested literature selections, learning games, center ideas and related science and math activities. 

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Preschool and Kindergarten Lesson Plans - Theme 7

Five Senses Theme

-Two emergent readers to teach beginning reading skills
-Introduces the letters b and p, sight words  do and review color words
-Word families ad, ap and ip
-Includes related craft ideas, suggested literature selections, learning games, center ideas and related science and math activities. 

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Preschool and Kindergarten Lesson Plans - Theme 8


Zoo Theme

-Six emergent readers to teach beginning reading skills
-Introduces the letters g and z, sight words  at, said, of, is
-Word families uck and ack
-Includes related craft ideas, suggested literature selections, learning games, center ideas and related science and math activities. 

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Preschool and Kindergarten Lesson Plans - Theme 9

Ocean Theme

-Six emergent readers to teach beginning reading skills
-Introduces the letters o, j and w, sight words  all, they, down, it
-Word families op, ock and all
-Includes related craft ideas, suggested literature selections, learning games, center ideas and related science and math activities. 

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Preschool and Kindergarten Lesson Plans - Theme 10

Valentines Theme

-Four emergent readers to teach beginning reading skills
-Introduces the letters v and x sight words  good and are
-Word families og and ick
-Includes related craft ideas, suggested literature selections, learning games, center ideas and related social and math activities. 

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Preschool and Kindergarten Lesson Plans - Theme 11

Space and Robots

-Four emergent readers to teach beginning reading skills
-Introduces the letters s and r
-Word families ank and unk
-Includes related craft ideas, suggested literature selections, learning games, center ideas and related science and math activities. 

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Preschool and Kindergarten Lesson Plans - Theme 12

Transportation Theme

-Three emergent readers to teach beginning reading skills
-Introduces the letter y and sight words by, up and away
-Word family ay
-Includes related craft ideas, suggested literature selections, learning games, center ideas and related science and math activities. 

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Supplementary Preschool and Kindergarten Lesson Plan Themes

More Two-Week Lesson Plans

The theme lesson plans outlined below could be used after completing the "Alphabet Program".  These include more advanced skills where the children will be required to use their knowledge based on knowing the alphabet.

Preschool and Kindergarten Lesson Plans - Theme 13

Community Helpers Theme

-Five emergent readers to teach beginning reading skills
-Key Concept - identifying ending sounds and the important roles of the community helpers
-Includes related craft ideas, suggested literature selections, learning games, center ideas and related social and math activities.

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Preschool and Kindergarten Lesson Plans - Theme 14

Bugs Theme

-Three emergent readers to teach beginning reading skills
-Key Concept - identifying characteristics of insects
-Includes related craft ideas, suggested literature selections, learning games, center ideas and related science and math activities.

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Preschool and Kindergarten Lesson Plans - Theme 15

Farm Theme

-Four emergent readers to teach beginning reading skills
-Key Concepts - determining initial sounds, introducing sh and ch sounds, identifying vowel sounds and reading simple CVC words.
-Includes related craft ideas, suggested literature selections, learning games, center ideas and related science and math activities.

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 Preschool and Kindergarten Lesson Plans - Theme 16

Fairy Tales and Fables Theme

-Three emergent readers to teach beginning reading skills
-Key Concept - distinguishing between real and make believe, character virtues, vowel sounds heard in the middle of words, ending sounds of f, m and p and reading simple CVC words.
-Includes related craft ideas, suggested literature selections, learning games, center ideas and related science and math activities.

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 Preschool and Kindergarten Lesson Plans - Theme 17

Dinosaur Theme

-Two emergent readers to teach beginning reading skills
-Key Concept - identifying dinosaurs and alphabet letter sounds review
-Includes related craft ideas, suggested literature selections, learning games, center ideas and related science and math activities.

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Preschool and Kindergarten Lesson Plans - Theme 18

Nutrition Theme

-Two emergent readers to teach beginning reading skills
-Key Concept - identifying the food groups in relation to eating health, review iniital consonant sounds and color words.
-Includes related craft ideas, suggested literature selections, learning games, center ideas and related science and math activities.

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Preschool and Kindergarten Lesson Plans - Theme 19

Exercise Theme

-Two emergent readers to teach beginning reading skills
-Key Concept - understanding the importance of exercising
-Includes related craft and math ideas

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Seasonal Lesson Plans

Preschool and Kindergarten Lesson Plans - Theme 20

Fall Theme

-Four emergent readers to teach beginning reading skills
-Key Concept - identifying changes that occur in the fall, letter sounds l and g
-Includes related craft ideas, suggested literature selections, learning games, center ideas and related science and math activities.

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 Preschool and Kindergarten Lesson Plans - Theme 21

Winter Theme

-Two emergent readers to teach beginning reading skills
-Key Concept - identifying characteristics of winter (activities done in the winter), sounds of b and s
-Includes related craft ideas, suggested literature selections, learning games, center ideas and related science and math activities.

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Preschool and Kindergarten Lesson Plans - Theme 22

Spring Theme

-Three emergent readers to teach beginning reading skills.
-Key Concept - identifying special activities that occur in Spring and rhyming.
-Includes related craft ideas, suggested literature selections, learning games, center ideas and related science and math activities.

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Preschool and Kindergarten Lesson Plans - Theme 23

Christmas Theme

-Three emergent readers to teach beginning reading skills
-Key Concept - experiencing Christmas through using five senses
-Includes related craft ideas, suggested literature selections, learning games, center ideas and related science and math activities.

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 Preschool and Kindergarten Lesson Plans - Theme 24
 

Halloween/Pumpkin Theme

-Three emergent readers to teach beginning reading skills
-Key Concept - counting, number recognition, recognizing and matching upper and lower case letters and color recognition
-Includes related craft ideas, suggested literature selections, learning games, center ideas and related science and math activities.

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Mini-Theme Lesson Plans

These themes are only meant to extend for a day or two.  Click on the links to view ideas.

SAFETY THEME LESSON PLANS - Included with the Five Senses Theme

NURSERY RHYMES

PLANTS THEME LESSON PLANS - included with the Apples Theme

THANKSGIVING DAY LESSON PLANS

EASTER THEME LESSON PLANS

FATHER'S DAY THEME LESSON PLANS

MOTHER'S DAY THEME LESSON PLANS

REMEMBRANCE DAY LESSON PLANS

ST. PATRICK'S DAY LESSON PLANS

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